1. Family: Pedaliaceae R.Br.
    1. Genus: Sesamum L.
      1. Sesamum zanguebarium (Lour.) Byng & Christenh.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Tanzania (incl. Zanzibar), Madagascar.

    [FTEA]

    Pedaliaceae, A. Bruce. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1953

    Habit
    Procumbent herb with trailing stems 0.45–2.1 m. long, sparsely to densely pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves oblong, ovate or cordate-ovate in outline, grossly dentate to pinnately incised, 1.1–5 cm. long, 0.6–4 cm. broad, usually discolorous, thinly to densely pubescent on both surfaces, glandular below; petiole 0.3–1.6 cm. long (Fig. 4/1–7).
    Flowers
    Flowers pink, mauve, violet or crimson often streaked or dotted with a darker colour; pedicels 1.5–5.5 cm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx-lobes lanceolate, pubescent.
    Corolla
    Corolla pubescent, varying from 1.5–4.5 cm. in length; lobes rounded at the apex (Fig. 4/10).
    Ovary
    Ovary densely pubescent; disc saucer-shaped.
    Fruits
    Fruit 1.5–2.6 cm. long, 1–2 cm. broad, pubescent; horns about 5 mm. long (Fig. 4/14–15).
    Seeds
    Seeds (Fig. 4/16) subovoid, reticulate, slightly 4-angled, scarcely compressed, 4 mm. long, 2.5 mm. broad at the base.
    Figures
    Fig. 4.
    Habitat
    A typical strand plant on sandy ground by sea shore, sometimes in association with Dactyloctenium and Ipomoea biloba;0–500 m.
    Distribution
    T3 T6 Z

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Madagascar, Tanzania

    Sesamum zanguebarium (Lour.) Byng & Christenh. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jul 29, 1952 Bojer [s.n.], Tanzania Dicerocaryum zanguebarium K000430465 isotype

    First published in Global Fl. 4: 146 (2018)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0